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What medicine can replace prednisone?

What medicine can replace prednisone?

Depends on disease: If you are asking what other similar medications (steroids) can be used there are several options such as medrol (methylprednisolone). If you are asking can you stop steroids completely and substitute another treatment - this is often but not always possible. It depends on your diagnosis. I suggest you discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Medicine (Definition)

Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more


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Are there any alternatives to Prednisone for RA flare ups?

Are there any alternatives to Prednisone for RA flare ups?

RA: If you have confirmed diagnosis of RA, then you should be on disease modifying drugs as deemed necessary by your rheumatologist. These prevent flares and disabling changes in the joints. ...Read more

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I was prescribed prednisone for an infection. I took one on 6/21. How long does the drug remain in your system?

I was prescribed prednisone for an infection. I took one on 6/21. How long does the drug remain in your system?

About 24 - 48 hrs: Prednisone is not usually prescribed for infection. If it is done in that context, i suggest you do not stop it without informing your doctor. ...Read more

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I want off of prednisone, will it hurt me if i drop the medicine completely?

Check with your Doct: Coming off steroids requires slow taper especially if you have been on them for more 2 weeks. So it has to be done under physician suppervision. There is definitely some withdrwal symptoms which can linger on for a few days. There is of course a small risk of flare up of the condition for which you were taking Prednisone for especially if it is a chronic disorder. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to prednisone for crohn's?

Many.: If in the small intestine, sulfasalazine. Colon: pentasa, proctofoam. Azothioprine, cyclosporine, the antibiotics ciprofloxine with or without metronidazole. Any finally most of the tnf-alpha inhibitors. Remicade, humira, cimzia, (certolizumab pegol) etc. I did not mention prednisone, or a poorly absorbed GI oral steroid. ...Read more

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Where does prednisone come from? Is it naturally occuring so that some some herbal medicines could contain prednisone?

Where does prednisone come from? Is it naturally occuring so that some some herbal medicines could contain prednisone?

Man made: Prednisone is a man made drug to mimic the effects of steroids our body produce from from the adrenal glands. Prednisone is not a naturally occurring medication. Some supplements can be contaminated with substances that can mimic steroids so you need to be careful. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more